Natalie Goldberg’s Old Friend From Far Away, The Practice of Writing Memoir grabbed me from the get-go.
You may never aspire to write a memoir, but recalling the details of our lives is a worthy endeavor—for ourselves as well as future generations.
Snippets from today’s prompts (go ahead, give it a try!):
- Begin with the words “I Remember...”, writing 10 minutes without pause. Be specific. Do not correct grammar. Just write.
- Write a memory of your mother, aunt, or grandmother for 2-3 minutes without pause. Be specific. What color lipstick did she wear? Did she have an interesting habit?
- Share about a meal you loved. Where were you when you ate it? What was the weather like out the window? Who were you with? How old were you?